Stephen F. Nelsen

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Sixty-five electron-transfer reactions including 27 new 0, +1 couples have been added to our data set of cross-reactions between 0 and +1 couples, bringing it to 206 reactions involving 72 couples that have been studied by stopped-flow kinetics in acetonitrile containing supporting electrolyte at 25 degrees C, formal potentials determined by cyclic(More)
The bicyclo[2.2.2]oct-2-ene radical cation (1(.+)) exhibits matrix ESR spectra that have two very different types of gamma-exo hydrogens (those hydrogens formally in a W-plan with the alkene pi bond), a(2H) about 16.9 G and a(2H) about 1.9 G, instead of the four equivalent hydrogens as would be the case in an untwisted C(2v) structure. Moreover, deuterium(More)
Resonance Raman scattering studies in the extended near-infrared region show that six modes are coupled to the intramolecular charge-transfer transition in the mixed-valence radical cation diazatetracyclodiene. Spectral analysis based on time-dependent scattering theories shows that all six modes make substantial contributions to the vibrational(More)
Excited state mixed valence (ESMV) occurs in molecules in which the ground state has a symmetrical charge distribution but the excited state possesses two or more interchangeably equivalent sites that have different formal oxidation states. Although mixed valence excited states are relatively common in both organic and inorganic molecules, their properties(More)
[Figure: see text]. The optical spectra of 10 p-phenylene-bridged delocalized intervalence compounds MC6H4M*- or *+ are analyzed using the Koopmans-based method, which considers only transitions from filled orbitals to the singly occupied orbital (SOMO), called Hoijtink type A transitions, and from the SOMO to unoccupied orbitals, Hoijtink type B(More)
Resonance Raman spectroscopy, electronic absorption spectroscopy, and the time-dependent theory of spectroscopy are used to analyze the intervalence electron transfer properties of a strongly delocalized class III molecule, the tetraalkyl-p-phenylene diamine radical cation bis(3-oxo-9-azabicyclo[3.3.1]non-9-yl)benzene ((k33)(2)PD(+)). This molecule is a(More)
The optical spectrum of 2,7-dinitronaphthalene radical anion generated by Na(Hg) reduction in acetonitrile containing a large excess of cryptand[2.2.2] exhibits a Hush-type intervalence charge-transfer band at 1070 nm, estimated to correspond to an off-diagonal matrix coupling element of 310 cm(-)(1). The interpolated rate constant for intramolecular(More)
The radical cation of 1,3,6,8-tetraazatricyclo [,8)]dodecane (TTD) has been studied using magnetic resonance and optical spectroscopic methods and computational techniques. With the help of deuterated isotopomers, assignments of EPR and resonance Raman spectra could be unequivocally established. The results demonstrate that the radical cation has(More)
Kinetics for intramolecular charge transfer between two diarylhydrazine units, measured by ESR, are reported for six charge-localized mixed valence compounds having 9, 11, 13, and 16 bonds between the nitrogen atoms. A 17-bond bridged compound had too slow electron transfer to measure the rate constant by ESR. The optical spectra of these radical cations(More)
Electron transfer (ET) rates of a charge localized (Class II) intervalence radical cation of a bis(hydrazine) are investigated theoretically. First, the intramolecular ET parameters, i.e., reorganization energy, electronic coupling, and effective frequency, are calculated using several ab initio approaches. And then, the extended Sumi-Marcus theory is(More)